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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Column5 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to work with some of the best consultants in the BPC space. Learned a ton from leadership and other consultants. C5 promoted a very collaborative working environment with other team members.

    Cons

    The pay structure for consultants can be stressful. Pay is on par with other consulting firms but the commission structure isn't enjoyable when billable hours aren't available.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unknown"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Column5 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Found a good friend in a fellow colleague

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Upper management is unapproachable. Terrible training processes

    Advice to Management

    Restore the work environment to be more pleasant, create training processes that work and be a little compassionate towards others. Show employees they are a valuable asset to the company. Acknowledge their contributions

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great workers plagued by poor decisions."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Column5 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great client list.

    Have had great employees in the field.

    Top notch technical group.

    Cons

    Cash flow is a recurring issue that always has an excuse.

    Company meetings are a broken record. Watch out bench warmers.

    SAP technology preferences are questionable and lack flexibility.

    Advancement is not tied to work delivered. Many high performing individuals at the director level have left based on poor growth promise, failure to deliver on growth value, or utter lies from upper management.

    Culture is toxic.

    PM office is a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Poor Culture is a reflection of poor leadership.

    Poor cash flow is a reflection of poor management.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "The Sun has set."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Column5 Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At one point had the best BPC Consultants in the US. Product training for older products is quite excellent. Project Managment is good.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking in the C suite. Company promises things (like benefits) that never materialize. Failed oversea ventures hurt the company when focusing on the US more would have helped. Wikipedia the definition of the 5th Column. Why would someone name their company like that?

    Advice to Management

    React better to what SAP is doing in the partner space. make your pre-sales actually travel like normal; invest in sales and sell the company before the CEO drives it totally into the dirt.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Column5 is more a less a virtual company in that a lot of employees work from home, or travel on-site for projects. I enjoy working from home because it allows me total focus on my tasks and projects that need to be completed. I have been thoroughly enjoying my team and manager and would definitely recommend others to work here.

    Cons

    Although it is nice to work from home, I would have enjoyed a meet-and-great with management at the headquarters in Scottsdale upon my hire. If more or less to really get the feeling that this company really does exist and that upper management even knows who I am.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have monthly meetings with the whole company on the status of company and directions we are taking. Or perhaps have a different department present current status of what is going on - otherwise I am losing interest of what the company is doing as a whole.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "No much left"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Column5 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Training for Microsoft platform was good. Project Management was solid. Had some of the top consultants at one point.

    Cons

    CEO failed in several overseas expansions not fully understanding the complexity of international business. Toxic leadership environment with in-fighting among disparate departments.

    Advice to Management

    Sell before its too late. Do not try to be a product company. Treat employees with respect.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Column5 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Lots of internal training, much potential as company

    Cons

    Don't seem to genuinely or sincerely care about employees (lots of talk about it but sincerity lacking), industry fluctuation

    Column5 Consulting Response

    Dec 14, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback, and we agree that Column5’s investments in our team’s skills have created a bright future for our organization.

    Your criticism on the lack of sincerity of our... More

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Person That Responded To These Ultimately Left Too!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Column5 Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Legends in their own minds and certainly SAP driven, Column5 and specifically CEO David Den Boer is the pinnacle of expansion.

    Cons

    What does it say when the person that is your head of marketing and primary responded to these (and other) websites ultimately leaves also. Time for a reality check with this organization. They are not organized and prioritize earnings above people.

    Advice to Management

    A heart is better than pure profit. We are not robots to work endlessly until we break and then just scootch in someone to replace us. We are not machines that you can continue to punctuate negativity and we will not notice or care. Your company lacks sympathy or empathy. I was afraid to take a break or leave work ON TIME because I got yelled at twice! I wish there was a 0 for cultures or values.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Don't Go There"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Column5 Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    = skilled BPC resources = good technical knowledge

    Cons

    - toxic environment, toxic people
    - interdepartmental fighting
    - poor supervisors
    - no career path, growth

    Advice to Management

    - address toxic environment
    - provide clear career paths by service liine
    - old guard alienates new hires

    Column5 Consulting Response

    Dec 14, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on your experience, and for the kudos on the technical knowledge and product expertise our team brings to the market.

    Employee survey... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Know what to expect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Column5 Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Worked alongside some incredibly talented people
    - Learned a lot because the back office was pretty understaffed at the time

    Cons

    - While I was there, there was essentially no company culture. Company meetings were far and few between, events or activities only took place if remote employees were visiting HQ.
    - There were many SPOFs. Because of this, you were expected to work if you were on vacation, and it caused a lot of issues when someone left the company, which was often.

    Advice to Management

    It's been awhile, but I hope that the company is successful. I felt strongly that the team at HQ was not as valued as the consultants, so I hope that has turned around.


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